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Germany Gives Up, 1945/05/08

Published 1945

(1) Truman Announces Germany's surrender - "President Truman officially proclaims V-E Day, as Germany submits her unconditional surrender to Gen. Eisenhower's headquarters in Reims." (2) [silent with some sporadic sound] Rise and Fall of the Nazis - "Militant Germany is shown on the march against Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland. The rush of the Panzer divisions through the Lowlands causing the downfall of France, the humiliating British retreat from the beaches of Dunkirk, the terrible air blitzes on London, the advance on Moscow, all these slashing moves portray the power-crazed Hitler and his Nazi cohorts in the full prime of their conquests and glory. Pearl Harbor precipitates America into the global conflicts. Lend-Lease aid bolsters the Allies until D-Day! From that time on German power spirals downward. Her factories are laid waste, her railways are destroyed, her Luftwaffe is driven from the skies, and her troops are captured by the hundreds of thousands. The Nazi banner is struck to earth, nevermore to fly again in a world of peace loving nations." scenes of Hitler and Nazis 1933-1945. (complete newsreel)

Production Company Universal Studios
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


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